UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Check Age Limit, Qualification & Physical Standards
UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - UPPSC prescribes UP PCS 2020 eligibility criteria in its official notification. The eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 has been released on April 21. The eligibility criteria mention the minimum eligibility conditions that are required to satisfy before filling the UP PCS application form. UPPSC PCS 2020 eligibility criteria contain age limit, educational qualification, marital status, physical standards and more. As per UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020, graduates between 21 to 40 years of age can apply for the UP PCS exam. Applicants should note that UP PCS 2020 exam is conducted in three stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview. Candidates who dream of a career in Uttar Pradesh civil services should ensure he/she meets the UP PCS 2020 eligibility criteria and start preparing for the exam. Read the complete article to know more about the eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020.
Latest- New dates of UPPSC exams released. UPPSC 2019 Mains exam to be held from September 22 while ACF-RFO to be held from October 15, 2020. UPPSC activated application withdrawal window which will be active from July 31 to August 10. As per UPPCS Exam Dates, the prelims 2020 exams are scheduled to be conducted on October 11, 2020. Applicants should complete UP PCS syllabus 2020 thoroughly to qualify the exam.
UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020
The candidates will find the details on the prescribed UP PSC exam eligibility below.
UP PCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit
To be eligible for UP PCS recruitment 2020, the minimum age limit is 21 years and maximum age limit is 40 years. There will be age relaxation also for reserved category candidates as per the rules. UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020 specifies the following age requirements.
UP PSC Age Eligibility (General category and Physically Handicapped)
UP PCS Age limit
UP PSC Eligibility Criteria 2020: Age relaxation for the reserved categories
Age relaxation is permissible for reserved categories as mentioned in the below table.
UPPSC PCS Eligibility: Age limit (Reserved categories)
Age Relaxation in Years
Upper Age Limit
SC of Uttar Pradesh
ST of Uttar Pradesh
OBC of Uttar Pradesh
Skilled players of classified games of Uttar Pradesh
State Govt. employees of Uttar Pradesh
Physically handicapped candidates of Uttar Pradesh
Emergency Commissioned Officers of U.P.
Short Service Commissioned Officers of U.P.
Ex-Army Personnel of U.P. who have rendered five years service in Army
UP PCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification
As per eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020, the candidates appearing for Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognised organisation. However, some positions require educational qualification in specific fields. Check the below table for post-specific requirements of educational qualification:
UPPSC PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Educational Qualifications
Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport)
District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch)
District Basic Shiksha Adhikari / Associate DIOS and Other equivalent administrative posts, District Administrative Officer
Post Graduate Degree
Assistant Controller Legal Measurement (Grade-I) / Assistant Controller Legal
Degree in Science with Physics / Mechanical Engg. As one subject.
District Audit Officer
District Probation Officer
Post Graduate Degree in Psychology / Sociology / Social Work / any qualification equivalent thereto or Post Graduate Diploma in any Branch of Social Work from any recognised Institute of Social Work.
Assistant Labour Commissioner
Degree in Arts with Sociology / Economics/ Commerce/Law as a subject
District Programme Officer
Degree in Sociology / Social Science / Home Science / Social Work.
Senior Lecturer, DIET
Post Graduate Degree with B.Ed.
Post Graduate Degree in Mathematics / Mathematical Statistics / Statistics / Agricultural Statistics from a university recognised by Law in India / equivalent qualification recognised by the Government.
Designated Officer / Food Safety Officer
(1) Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry as one of the subjects from a University established by law in India Or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto,
(2) At least one of the qualifications prescribed for Direct Recruitment to the post of Food Safety Officer given as below:
A Bachelor's Degree in Food Technology or Dairy Technology or Biotechnology or Oil Technology or Agricultural Science or Veterinary Sciences or Biochemistry or Microbiology or Post Graduate Degree in Chemistry or Degree in Medicine from a recognised University, or any other equivalent/recognised qualification notified by the Central Government.
Provided that no person who has any financial interest in the manufacture, import or sale of any article of food shall be appointed to be a Food Safety Officer.
Distt. Horticulture officer
B.Sc (Agriculture / B.Sc (Horticulture) Degree from a recognised University or Institute
Labour Enforcement Officer
Bachelor's degree with Economics or Sociology or commerce and Post Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate Degree in Law /Labour relation / Labour welfare / Labour Law / Commerce /Sociology / Social work / Social welfare / Trade Management /Personnel Management
Extension Service officer Group-2
B.Sc or B.Sc. (Ag.) followed by a 15-month Post-graduate Diploma Course from Govt. Fruit Preservation and Canning Institute, Lucknow or any other recognised Institute, or 3 years diploma in Hotel Management and Catering from a recognised Institute, or M.Sc.in Food Technology.
M.Sc. Degree in Horticulture, with special paper in Food Processing.
Assistant Director Industries (Marketing), Assistant Director Industries (Handloom)
Post Graduate Degree in Arts, Science or Commerce or Technology or Post Graduate Degree in Textile Industries of any recognised Institute or minimum Graduation Degree in Textile Technology.
Information Officer / District Information Officer / Script Writer / Feature Writers / In Charge, English
(A) Essential qualification:
(B) Preferential qualification:
Principals, Government Intermediate Colleges (For Boys or Girls)
(i) A Postgraduate degree from a University established by law in India or a degree recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.
(ii) L.T. Diploma of the Department of Education, Uttar Pradesh, or B.T.or B.Ed. or an equivalent Degree of a University. At least three years of teaching experience in High School or Intermediate Classes or Classes higher than above from a College or University established by law in India or any such Institution recognised by the Government.
Note: The eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 in the official notification reads, “In case of special educational qualification posts, the candidates must mention their options clearly, 'yes', in that conditions only they shall be considered for the posts bearing special education qualification.”
UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020: Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer
For the positions of Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer, the eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 determines the following educational qualifications:
UPPSC PCS Exam Eligibility 2020 for ACF & RFO on the basis of educational qualifications
Assistant Conservator of Forest
A Bachelor's degree with at least one of the subject namely Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geology, Forestry, Statistics or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Bachelor's degree in Engineering from a University established by Law in India or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from time to time, or a qualification recognised by the Government as equivalent thereto.
A candidate who has
(1) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or
(2) obtained a "B" certificate of N.C.C. shall other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
Range Forest Officer
A Bachelor's Degree with two or more of the subjects, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Forestry, Geology, Agriculture, Statistics, Horticulture and Environment or Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science from a University established by Law in India or possess a qualification recognized by the Government as equivalent thereto.
A candidate who has:
(I) served in the Territorial Army for a minimum period of two years, or
(II) obtained a 'B' Certificate of National Cadet Corps, or
(III) represented the state in any game, shall, other things being equal, be given preference in the matter of direct recruitment.
UP PCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Physical Standards
The UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020 mentions certain physical standard requirements for below positions:
The Assistant Conservator of Forest
Range Forest Officer
The below-given table gives information about required physical standards as per the eligibility criteria for UP PCS 2020.
Physical standards for UP PCS 2020:
Chest Girth (Fully Expanded)
However, special relaxation is given to candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes and races such as Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese, Meghalaya Tribal, Laddakhese, Sikkimese, Bhutanese, Garhwalies, Nagas and Arunachal Pradesh. As per UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020, below mentioned physical standards are required for the above candidates.
Physical standards for UP PCS 2020: Scheduled tribes
UP PCS 2020 Physical standards: Walking test
As per UP PCS eligibility criteria 2020, candidates with above physical standards have to pass a walking test to qualify for the positions of Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer. These conditions are:
- Male candidates have to finish 25 km walking in 4 hours.
- Female candidates have to finish 14 km walking in 4 hours.
UP PCS 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Marital status
The eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020 also has some marital status requirements as mentioned below:
- Male candidates who are married to more than one woman are not eligible.
- Female candidates married to a man who already has a wife are not eligible.
UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020: Emergency commissioned/ Short service commissioned officers
As per eligibility criteria of UP PCS 2020, those Emergency commissioned/ Short service commissioned officers who are still serving their period in forces as their period of Army service has been extended for rehabilitation can also apply for the exam provided:
- Candidates can produce the documents from Army/Navy/ Air Force, stating that their extension is because of rehabilitation.
- Candidates can produce a written document saying that they can be released from the forces immediately if they get selected in the UP PCS recruitment process.
- However, candidates who have resigned or got permanent Commission in the Army or who have been dismissed from the military due to misconduct or physical incapability are not eligible.
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) had released the notification for online Application Form 2020 for 200 vacancies in Provincial Civil services (PCS). The UP PCS 2020 Application Form was released at the official website up.nic.in on April 21, 2020. The candidates have to fill their personal details, educational qualification, contact details, UP PCS exam centre, photo and signature etc. After filling all details candidates need to pay the application fee through Debit card/Credit card/Net banking. The candidates can take a printout of the application form and save the registration number and the password for future reference. Applicants who successfully filled the application form can download the UP PCS admit card 2020 for mains exam tentatively from September 25.
UP PCS Exam Pattern 2020
The candidates must have a clear idea about the exam pattern before appearing in the examination. This is essential for good preparation. There are three stages of the UP PCS exam:
UPPSC Prelims Exam
UPPSC Main Exam
The Prelims consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. The Mains consists of six compulsory papers and an optional subject. Candidates must also check the UP PCS Question Paper 2020 for their preparations.
The examination authority will release the cut off of UP PCS 2020 for prelims, mains and interview separately. The UP PCS 2020 cut off for all stages of exam will be released in May 2021 tentatively. Many leading coaching institutes release unofficial cut off of UP PCS 2020 after the exam has been conducted. The candidates can refer to these unofficial cut-offs to predict their chances of clearing the exam. The official UP PCS cut off 2020 will be released separately for different categories.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - UP PCS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Check Age Limit, Qualification & Physical Standards
Question: What is the UPPSC age eligibility for PCS ?
For General/OBC Category, the UPPSC age limit is 21-40 years, while for reserved categories like SC and ST, the age limit is relaxed by 5 years.
Question: Who is a PCS officer?
PCS officer is a civil servant of Uttar Pradesh government and is involved in administration of the state.
Question: What are the UPPSC exam eligibility criteria?
The UP PSC eligibility criteria 2020 is mainly based on age and educational qualifications
Question: What kind of educational qualification is mandated under UPPSC PCS exam eligibility 2020?
Certain specific posts require specific educational qualifications like Sub Registrar, Assistant Prosecuting Officer (Transport) requires graduation in law, District Cane Officer, U.P. Agriculture Service Group “B” (Development Branch) requires graduation in Agriculture. Read the above article to know about required educational qualifications in detail.
Question: Are there any physical standard requirements under UPPSC PCS exam eligibility 2020?
Yes, for certain posts like Assistant Conservator of Forest and Range Forest Officer, specified physical standards are required in height, chest girth, walking test etc.
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Can final year Btech Studuents apply?
The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission conducts Combined State / Upper Subordinate Services (PCS) Examination, for which the eligibility for some posts is that the candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in mentioned discipline upto the last date of the receipt of application form.
This means you can apply after you complete your B.Tech.
Hope this helps.
need last year PT paper of 2019
Thank you for your query. Unfortunately I will not be able to provide the 2019 PT paper for UPSC Upper Subordinate Exam. But I will in the following section provide the pattern of the exam.
- UPSC Exam Prelims
|Paper||Duration of Exam||Max Marks|
|Paper 1||2 hrs||200 marks|
|Paper 2||2 hrs||200 marks|
- UPSC Mains Exam Pattern
A) COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
|1. General Hindi||150 marks|
|2. Essay||150 marks|
|3. General Studies Paper I||200 marks|
|4. General Studies Paper II||200 marks|
|5. General Studies Paper III||200 marks|
|6. General Studies Paper IV||200 marks|
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I am Lt Col Sukesh Sur and am a permanent commission officer in Army.I am planning to take VRS. My date of birth is 25 jan 1983 and I will be retiring in june 2026.kindly guide me on following please-: a)Will I get age Relaxaction b)Am I eligible for any quota under ex serviceman
Colonel, There is an upper age limit for UPPSC PCS. It is capped at 40 years. You will be 42 years by the year 2026. But by the virtue of serving the Nation and being an ex serviceman, you get an age relaxation of 10 years. So if you retire in 2026 at the age of 42, you still can appear for UPPSC. Now this is 2020 and we are talking about 2026. This eligibility criteria applies as long as the rules are not modified. If the rules and criteria change at any point in time then the eligibility criteria might change for you too. And there will be ex-serviceman quota for upto 1%.